Darkest Dungeon is Coming to the Switch this Month

The dark and dreary indie dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this month on January 18th. Developer Red Hook made the announcement, confirming the game will support touch controls, and both already released DLC packs will arrive on the Switch eShop alongside the main game and be available for separate purchase.

Darkest Dungeon

In addition, both of our currently released DLCs, The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker will be available for purchase on release.

The price for the game and DLCs:

  • Darkest Dungeon – $24.99 USD
  • The Crimson Court – $9.99 USD
  • The Shieldbreaker – $3.99 USD

And before you ask, yes, the Nintendo Switch version of the game will support touch controls, and upcoming DLC The Color of Madness will also come to the Switch version of the game — but there is no timeframe on that release just yet. And no, an Android version is not in the works.

The Switch port was announced by Red Hook way back in October.

For those just becoming aware of the game now, the official synopsis of Darkest Dungeon is below.

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.